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Arboreal experts share a list of easy to take care of trees that will create a lovely landscape.

Florida Trees that Take Care of Themselves

While every homeowner would love to have a lawn that mows itself or self-trimming hedges, people understand that this is merely a dream and in general, landscaping takes a lot of upkeep. There is no reason to make things more difficult than necessary. People have busy lives and still want to have a good-looking yard. 

Landscaping trees are important for curb appeal as well as home value. This article lists some attractive trees that require very little maintenance.

Native Trees

When choosing trees that are low maintenance, looking first at trees that are native to the area is a sure bet for success. Florida is a highly diverse biome, to say the least, and there are a plethora of choices even if a person is only considering native plants. 

Below is a short list of hardy native trees that offer shade and lovely flowers in spring. Most do well in full sun and are highly resistant to the salt content in the soil.

  • Spineless Acacia
  • Sweet Acacia
  • Strongbark
  • Gumbo Limbo
  • Satinleaf
  • Fiddlewood
  • Longleaf blolly

This is obviously a truncated list and there are many other native trees to choose from. 

Fruit Trees

Choosing a fruit tree for landscaping provides a two-fold advantage. Not only does the tree add elegance(perhaps even property value) to the yard, it also provides delicious treats for the household.

  • Allspice: Not only does the allspice tree have edible fruit and aesthetically pleasing peeling bark, but the leaves produce a scent similar to cloves when they are crushed.
  • Jackfruit:  These trees are not native to Florida, but are well adapted to the humid semi-tropical climate of America’s southernmost peninsula. Jackfruit trees grow very tall and produce large fruits with pebbly green exteriors that can weigh up to 50 pounds. Though they contain many large seeds, the sweet flesh with a flavor similar to pineapple is definitely worth it. 
  • American Persimmon: These native trees produce a small sweet fruit that is well suited to canning.
  • Red Mulberry:  The red mulberry is another native tree. Its fruit is highly attractive to animals and birds, and though it has very little taste, the can be sweetened and used for baking. The fruit does tend to stain.
  • Lychee: Attractive red fruits with a leathery rind grow on this tree. It is slow-growing but reaches up to 40 feet tall.

Consider a Consultation with an Arborist

Getting the most bang for your buck when it comes to landscaping means planning and research. The best way to do this is to consult an expert. An arborist is not just someone who knows how to operate a chainsaw. Becoming an arborist takes training and one must pass a strenuous exam to receive certification. They know about plants and trees, how to plant them and what works best in your area. Take advantage of their expertise.

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